|E100-60: Luke 15:1 - 15:32: Lost and Found - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
This is a chapter of parables. Remember parabole (Greek) or mashal (Hebrew) means a comparison, so ask ourselves whatâs the point of comparison here? One clue is to look at the numbers (no, Iâll not be getting into numerology ;) Another, Jesus gives us himself. And a third comes from noticing where the climax of the story comes. Out of these clues weâll find that the Prodigal Son is not about the prodigal son, or even primarily about his forgiving fatherâ¦
Keywords: E100; Jesus; Luke; parables
|E100 Week 12: The teachings of Jesus the prophet - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
This week's readings contain a sample of Jesus teachings. In reading them we will notice two things particularly that will help us better understand: (a) Jesus is a prophet: so the rules we learnt for reading Old Testament prophets will help us understand Jesus. These rules were: Prophets spoke to a context: knowing the who, what, when, where, how & why can help us get the point. Prophetic speech is often a conversation...
Keywords: Jesus; Matthew; gospel; gospels; parables; teaching; Jesus teaching